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Beginner Gardening Questions: Campsis radicans 'Flava' Yellow Trumpet Creeper

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Upper Saint Clair, PA

August 27, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9256210

Just purchased Campsis radicans 'Flava' (Yellow Trumpet Creeper) in hopes to cover a stone raised bed. The tag says, "creeper", but description refers to "vine". If I want the plant to grown more horizontally to cover the stone planter, should I plant in front of the planter in an effort to train the shoots to grown outward (horizontally), or plant inside the planter and hope that it will trail downward?

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Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9261898

Vine ht 20' to 30', mostly an invasive, yup, it trails downward, upward, underground, gets to the point it is a woody vine, and if trimmed travels underground. Not one of my favorites, but beloved of hummingbirds, chuckl. Have fun
Upper Saint Clair, PA

September 2, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9262486

kittriana of Magnolia, TX:

Thanks for your reply. The plant's reputation for being "full," fast-growing coverage is what attracted me to it, and the hummingbird attraction feature is a plus since my husband is mad about hummingbirds in the garden. The invasiveness of it does worry me a bit, but we live up north, so hopefully it won't become the monster that is does down south. Now that you mention it, I have a cousin in the Ft. Worth area who had an orange trumpet vine that completely covered a detached garage. Thanks again for your comment.

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